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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Tony Carroll on February 3, 2013 at 10:46pm

I think this couple will make it. They really have chemistry on their side. LOL!!!!!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:32pm

Booklover and Patricia I really like your Atheism posts - I agree.

I'm saving the pictures and reading up on how everything is going on with all of you. I did not watch the Superbowl - I am just not interested in that. But I am wondering if there were any commercials that stood out. I think there's a webpage that goes over the Superbowl commercials.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:30pm

Love the quote Patricia! Wonderful. It's so true.

Joan I love the Ode to the Brain video. Booklover the He did it dog is so funny.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:27pm

Booklover that doggie with the baby is so cute. Made me smile.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:26pm

Wow - I can't believe I'm 3 pages behind again. Ok - gotta get caught up :  ) - lots to read and look at and comment on.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:25pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 6:09pm

Ian, I hope things smooth out soon. That kind of stress feels awful! I am thinking about you, trusting that you have done all you can to solve those organizational and systemic problems, not of your making. I know you have everything you need to weather the storms and find solutions that work. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 6:05pm
Good news of your daughter's safe return. Isn't it fun, when they grow up and become great friends. There is always the parent child thing ... but there is so much more.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 6:03pm

Melinda, Oh yes! that is what life is like! And it is great! Funny thing, when they grow up, I begin to hear my voice coming back at me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
Melinda, that is a perfect label for "I'll call him 'he-did-it'"
Glad you had such a good time while your daughter came home for the weekend and grandma was able to participate!
 

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